Attendance Down at Lake Lou Yaeger Triathlon....
Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:30
Testicle Eating Fish Found in Illinois Lake
By Hilary Hansen, HUFFINGTON POST
Updated Jul 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM PDT
When biologists say the pacu fish eats nuts, they may be correct in more ways than one. The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.
Responding to a report that a fisherman had reeled in a piranha on June 7, lake superintendent Jim Caldwell brought the fish to the Illinois Department of....
Smart Stuff About Racing on Hot Days...
Friday, 13 July 2012 02:30
By Patrick McCrann, Endurance Nation (for Xtri.com)
We are entering the hottest part of the season: July and August. Pretty much wherever you live you'll be experiencing some flavor of heat, humidity or both. It's time to step away from your race pace calculator and take a healthy dose of reality: there's simply no way you can race at your peak potential if your body isn't 100% ready for the conditions.
The finish line of every triathlon is littered with bodies of athletes who "coulda shoulda woulda" had a great race if not for failing to address a specific challenge that arose...
G-Man Stats: A Nerd's Eye View...
Thursday, 12 July 2012 02:30
Graniteman - Clearwater Preview - July 14-15 will be the busiest weekend of Minnesota's tri season. Approximately 3500 Minnesota triathletes will race on Saturday, a day that features three popular and well-established events: Life Time - Minneapolis, Timberman and Graniteman - Clearwater. The combined ages of these annual classics is 48 years. Another 1500 will race on Sunday (Heart of the Lakes and TriTonka).
Today we discuss the G-Man Series' flagship race: the 9th annual Graniteman, an event that spent six seasons at its original venue in Rockville near St. Cloud. In 2010 it was moved to a superior venue in Clearwater, located midway between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities....
Perhaps Her Time Has Come...
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 02:30
(2010 Timberman Photo - Two-thirds of Chaska's "Three Musketeerettes," Ann Snuggerud and Suzie Fox.)
Timberman Preview - Heidi. Suzie. Ann. If there was such a thing as the fabled "Three Musketeerettes," these girls would be it, er, them (?).
We're talkin' 'bout Heidi Keller-Miler, Suzie Fox and Ann Snuggerud, a trio of very, very fast triathletic Chaskans who do that "all-for-one-and-one-for-all" thing; girls who are known throughout the land for their speed and comeliness. If they were the candy bar,...
A Burrito of Small Town Charm....
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 03:40
Race Preview - Historically, Heart of the Lakes Triathlon has attracted an (amateur) field that was as deep, often deeper, than those lured by the larger and more nationally renown Life Time-Minneapolis Triathlon.
That will not be the case this year. The races are on the same weekend--next weekend--and LT-Mpls will clearly have the more talented of the two fields. Minnesota's premier triathletes --Hedge, PP, Payne, CY, Boots, Ruth, all of whom are worthy of USAT AOY consideration--will be at Lake Nokomis, not Annandale. (PS - Kortney Haag, Steph Solfelt and David Holden will also be at Life Time.)
This, however, will not diminish HOLT.
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